Mindful Drawing and Meditation

Class Description: Need stress relief this Holiday season? Try this new meditative drawing class designed to focus attention, calm the mind, and provide relaxation. Meditative drawing is a unique artistic discipline with origins in ancient traditions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Monks of India and Tibet developed meditation systems to improve their meditation skills utilizing a variety of drawing media. In this class, students will learn how to focus and put their minds in a state of calm and relaxation while exploring their creativity through lines, shapes, and color. By the end of the class, students will be able to create beautiful compositions and intriguing pattern designs by applying a variety of drawing tools.

Students will need to bring a colored pencil set of 12.
We suggest the Prismacolor set of 12 available at Artist & Craftsman.

About the Instructor: Alicia Miño was born in Santiago, Chile, and began to study drawing and painting at the age of 13. The urban scapes and the dynamic people’s lives were essential in developing a socially oriented consciousness that influenced and guided her artistic path. She studied at the Metropolitan University of Chile and received her Master’s in Visual Communication. While studying in Italy, she participated in various important art events and solo exhibitions. These experiences improved her pictorial technique and gave her a deeper understanding of the positive impact that art has on our society. While in Philadelphia, she became a member of the 3rd Street Gallery. For the past nine years, she had the opportunity to hold solo and group shows along with many other local artists. In 2017, she had the honor to participate in the important “Capturing Realism Biennale” held at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She has taught at various colleges and community art schools, including PAFA and Fleisher Art Memorial.